We definitely need to go over the the recent changes on Pinterest and how they could impact your Pinterest marketing strategy. One change involves the transition from “idea pins” to a unified pin format that includes both video and image pins.
Despite the changes, the core principles of Pinterest marketing, such as optimizing your account, using relevant keywords, and maintaining a consistent strategy, remain important for success.
Unified Pin Format and Simplification of Pin Types
Listen up yall, idea pins are no longer a thing.
Idea pins (Formally Story Pins) are being phased out, (or at least the name is) and a unified pin format is introduced. The new pin editor format includes both video and image pins hence “unified”. This eliminates having to figure out the distinctions between various pin types (idea pins, video pins, standard pins).
Previously created Idea Pins with pages will not be removed. Instead, these pins will be preserved and distributed as videos within the new format. This means that the content and links you’ve associated with your existing Idea Pins will remain intact.
According to Pinterest, there are no planned changes to the formatting of these previously created pins, so you won’t need to take any action to adapt them to the new format. Your content will continue to be available to users as part of the updated pin structure.
All pins, regardless of type (video or image), should now be clickable and linkable. This will hopefully will improve user engagement and lead to more interaction within pins.
Video Metrics Enhancement
Because of the new unified format, videos will start showing the same metrics as the normal static pins. This will be great for improved analytic data.
Importance of Having An Optimized Account
An optimized Pinterest account plays a pivotal role in ensuring your success within the evolving landscape of the platform. This optimization brings forth a myriad of benefits that contribute to your brand’s visibility, engagement rates, and overall user experience. By tailoring your account to Pinterest’s algorithms and user preferences, you enhance your chances of appearing prominently in search results, fostering a higher engagement rate among users who resonate with your content.
Furthermore, an optimized account signifies professionalism and reliability, instilling a sense of trust in your audience. With consistent branding and strategic keyword usage, your content becomes more discoverable, leading to improved search rankings and targeted reach. The lasting advantages of account optimization extend beyond immediate gains, providing a solid foundation for long-term success on Pinterest. As the platform undergoes changes, maintaining an optimized account enables you to seamlessly adapt, ensuring that your marketing goals are consistently supported. Whether you’re promoting products, services, or affiliate marketing efforts, an optimized Pinterest account acts as a cornerstone, driving traffic, engagement, and conversions while offering an enhanced experience for your audience.
Keywords for Pinterest SEO
The continued use of relevant keywords on Pinterest remains an essential strategy for effectively reaching your intended audience. Keywords play a crucial role in making your content discoverable by users who are searching for topics related to your niche. By incorporating keywords that align with your content’s theme, you increase the likelihood of your pins appearing in search results and relevant categories.
Keywords act as the bridge that connects users seeking specific information with your content. When users search for terms that match your keywords, your pins have a higher chance of being displayed, leading to increased visibility and engagement. Choosing keywords that accurately represent your content and resonate with your target audience enhances the chances of attracting users who are genuinely interested in what you offer.
In the context of Pinterest’s evolving platform, where changes are underway, the importance of keywords still remains. They continue to serve as a fundamental tool for driving organic traffic, improving search rankings, and ensuring that your content aligns with the interests of your audience. Please Note That Hashtags were not discussed because they were phased out in 2022.
Really I think it boils down to Pinterest wanted two things.
1. To Streamline The Process
2. More User Engagement
With one pin creator (instead of multiple options and formats) I believe this will in fact help to streamline the process. I also like the added benefit of being able to link to all pins and improved metrics.
While I don’t believe these are massive changes its possible that this may effect your strategy. So time to get to brainstorming your next move!
You do need to try and maintain a strong presence on Pinterest for your marketing efforts to be successful. Stay Consistent and Pin Regularly!